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    Safe to hang a mountain bike for storage?

    I'm hanging it by the fork. I've seen the racks they have at bike shops that hang the bike by the front wheel, but is it acceptable to do this on a daily basis for weeks at a time between rides? I'm organizing my garage
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    Yeah, your fine.

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    Cool... wasn't sure if it would screw up bearings or bend anything. I heard that hanging aluminum bike frames for long periods of time was bad for them a long time ago.. probably just an urban legend.
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    The only truthful bad side-effects I've heard regarding hanging bikes is when you hang suspension forks upside down and oil can leak through the seals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    The only truthful bad side-effects I've heard regarding hanging bikes is when you hang suspension forks upside down and oil can leak through the seals.
    yet another reason to go rigid. if you ever see me riding suspension please kick me in the balls. (unless its hardcore DH, thats ok)

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    got hydraulics? hanging the bike will cause tiny bubbles to rise towards the high end. The next time you pull it down you'll find yourself needing to bleed the brakes.

    tiny bubbles

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    I wish I had hydros
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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    The only truthful bad side-effects I've heard regarding hanging bikes is when you hang suspension forks upside down and oil can leak through the seals.

    And I believe those are limited to older forks with the crappy seals they used to use. Most forks today don't have this problem.

    yet another reason to go rigid. if you ever see me riding suspension please kick me in the balls. (unless its hardcore DH, thats ok)
    Last edited by Maelstrom; 05-11-04 at 10:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khuon
    The only truthful bad side-effects I've heard regarding hanging bikes is when you hang suspension forks upside down and oil can leak through the seals.
    I've just ordered a Fox Float 100RLC. The manual I downloaded recommends hanging the bike upside down (page 21) to insure lube gets to the foam rings. I'm doing it as these forks cost big $'s.

    Careful on the "truthful" thing. The "truth" may be fork specific or just folklore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al.canoe
    I've just ordered a Fox Float 100RLC. The manual I downloaded recommends hanging the bike upside down (page 21) to insure lube gets to the foam rings. I'm doing it as these forks cost big $'s.

    Careful on the "truthful" thing. The "truth" may be fork specific or just folklore.
    Right. I should have phrased it as "the only truthful example of a bad side-effect". I do know that older forks had this problem... anyone remember the old MAG 20s?
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    Don't put your Manitou's upside down. Just had to rebuild my buddy's fork this past weekend!

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